Active over reactive
Active Learning is Pull-based. You try to do something, find gaps, and then go seek out what you need to get it done. Most learning starts out reactive; you see something new, you learn it. This is push-based. The problem is that the content industry has swung way too far towards drowning you under a deluge of content. Additionally, reactive learning doesn’t serve your goals; it serves someone else’s.
Part of learning is learning what to learn, and serendipity is a wonderful thing. However, but just-in-case learning is not productive long-term. The right mix of learning will include more just-in-time active learning.
I confess I don’t do this well at all and would welcome ideas for how to make active Learning more of a habit.